Superheroes meet kids battling life-threatening illnesses

TULSA, Okla. — Spider-Man visited Tulsa this weekend for a special private screening of his new movie, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

He met some kids battling life-threatening illnesses, thanks to an event put on by the group, Real Okie Superheroes.

Cinergy Tulsa teamed up with Arlene Laxamana’s organization, and she invited all her Marvel friends out to the theater. They did a special meet-and-greet with movie-goers before the movie began.

Laxamana says she started Real Okie Superheroes about three years ago. The nonprofit is dedicated to helping kids with life-threatening illnesses.

It started with hospital visits, and has slowly grown to other events.

She says, “When we do nice things for people and they say thank you so much, it’s just like, that’s what superheroes do.”

During their private screening this weekend, they had two very special VIP guests: Aaron is a real-life hero and Glenpool boy battling cancer.

Laxamana says, “They don’t know how much longer he has left, and we want to give him the best time.”

Along with Aaron is Zade, who has a spinal cord injury.

A lot of people in the theater with Aaron and Zade were kids and parents who donated to the cause.

If you would like to learn more about the nonprofit, click here.

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